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Some suggestions for the Statesman on their Austin Economy series

The Statesman’s review of the Austin economic climate is a much-needed profile and (to some extent) evaluation of the city’s economy. There are four areas where the Statesman’s coverage could improve. 1. Don’t forget about sub-group income levels. Not everybody … Continue reading

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Renewable Energy is Unlikely to Force Grandma to Eat Catfood

The Austin-American Statesman published a story arguing that the push for more renewables in the source energy sold by Austin Energy (AE) is “partially” to blame for higher bills.  The story quotes advocates for the poor and elderly expressing concern … Continue reading

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Budget Deficit in Context

This Statesman story covering the swearing in of our new Mayor points out that the projected deficit for the City of Austin ranges from $30 to $43 million.  This sounds like a lot of money relative to the average person’s income.  Unfortunately, the story … Continue reading

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